In response to recent development pressures, the community and civic leaders initiated a public process to assess the need and potential opportunities for achieving a better balance of commercial use and expanded open space on city owned property in downtown Portsmouth.
Located on the site of the former Rockingham Park racing track along Route 28 in Salem, NH, Tuscan Village is set to become the largest mixed-use development of its kind in the region. The master plan for this themed 170-acre lifestyle center—developed by architects Prellwitz Chilinski Associates with landscape visioning by Halvorson Design for Tuscan Brands and Grossman Development—will feature a luxury hotel, restaurants, entertainment venues, retail, and residences, as well as corporate and medical offices.
St. Paul Parish is launching a five-year restoration and expansion project to upgrade its cemetery on Hersey Street. The church hired Boston-based Halvorson Design Partnership, who has worked on Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, to draw up redesign options for the 141-year-old cemetery. On Sunday, they will present their plans and take feedback at a public meeting.
Greenovate Boston shared updates from the Climate Ready South Boston Open House, where residents and stakeholders gathered to get updates on the project and share their insights. Led by Arcadis, a global leader in climate resilience, the team for the South Boston Resiliency Study includes Halvorson Design Partnership, CivicMoxie, Harriet Tregoning, coUrbanize, HR&A and the Woods Hole Group.
In a recent issue of ASLA's The Dirt, author Jared Green visited two projects in Boston that exemplify the valuable role nature plays in recovery: the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center and the Halvorson-designed Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden located on the 8th floor of Massachusetts General Hospital's Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care.
Celebrating the distinguished career of Asa Gray—considered by many to be the most important American botanist of the 19th century—the Asa Gray Garden is one of the first spaces that greets visitors to Mount Auburn Cemetery. It sets the stage for the unfolding vistas, landscape specimens, and monuments that wait beyond the cemetery gates.
NASHUA — Using Nashua’s riverfront to promote businesses, attract new residents and encourage recreation is captured in a newly proposed riverfront development plan that has been adopted by city planners. Last week, the Nashua Planning Board unanimously approved the riverfront development plan as part of the city’s master planning efforts, however the document must still be supported by the Board of Aldermen.